December 20 - Former International University Sports Federation (FISU) President George Killian and double Olympic champion and current chairman of the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) Edwin Moses have been honoured by the United States Olympic Endowment at a special luncheon in New York City.
Both were honoured in recognition of their commitment and contributions to the Olympic and Paralympic Movements by the organisation, which was established after Los Angeles 1984 to benefit sport in the nation by providing funding support to the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) and its member organisations.
Killian, who was head of FISU from 1999 to 2011 following an eight-year stint as President of the International Basketball Federation (FIBA), received the George M Steinbrenner III Sport Leadership Award.
The award is presented annually to honour outstanding members of the Olympic and Paralympic Movement who have contributed to sport through management, sport organisation endeavours or the enhancement of competitive opportunities, and who have displayed qualities of leadership, ethical conduct and dedicated responsibility during a longstanding commitment to sport.
A member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) from 1996 to 1998, former basketball coach Killian has had a long career in sports administration which also saw him serving on the USOC board of directors from 1967 to 2004.
Two-time 400 metre hurdles Olympic champion Moses, who took gold at Montreal 1976 and Los Angeles 1984, received the William E Simon Award which is given to individuals who have made extraordinary contributions to the advancement of the Olympic and Paralympic Movements.
As well as his two Olympic golds, Moses set four world records and was world champion in 1983 and 1987 before beginning a career away from the track which has seen him become heavily involved in the fight against substance abuse and doping in sport.
Moses has been a member of the IOC's Athletes', Medical and Ethics Commissions and served on the USOC Athletes' Advisory and Executive Committee.
He also pioneered the development of policies against the use of performance-enhancing drugs while he was chairman of the USOC Substance Abuse, Research and Education Committee.
A qualified physicist, Moses was elected chairman of USADA in September 2012 and is also currently the chairman of the Laureus World Sports Academy after being elected to the position in 2000.
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